Rain over the next few days may be the beginning of the cool relief North Texans have been waiting for.
“We’ve been in late September weather, now we’re moving into late October weather,” meteorologist Dennis Cain said. “Maybe by the end of the weekend we’ll finally be in November weather.”
There’s a chance of scattered showers in DFW this afternoon, Cain said. Severe weather is not expected but a few storms could be strong with gusty winds and lightning, according to the weather service.
Rain chances increase overnight to 60 percent with potential for thunderstorms carrying heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph, Cain said. The storms are not expected to be severe and should mostly impact the western half of North Texas.
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With the rain comes cooler temperatures, which should arrive overnight, dropping lows into the mid 60s.
Tuesday tied the record for the warmest temperature on the first day of November by reaching 88 degrees. Wednesday morning also saw a record with the highest minimum temperature of 75, previously 68, according to the National Weather Service website.
The high for Wednesday is expected to be 82. Chances for rain continue Thursday afternoon into overnight with a high of 77 and low of 62.
The rain should move out just in time for the NASCAR race this weekend in Fort Worth. Dry weather is expected with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s, according to the National Weather Service.